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    safe haven as well as a joyous celebration. Our culture versus the Euroba’s culture and the Indian culture incorporate dance very differently into daily life, some ways that dance is incorporated into their lives is through religious ceremonies and rituals, lessons in morality, and storytelling. The Indian culture has incorporated dance into daily life through using dance to tell age old stories and to teach life lessons. In India dance is a widely popular form of entertainment, performed by…

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    with medicine cabinets, the holy mouth men were dentists, the latipsos were hospitals and the daily ritual described above was just a man shaving his face. When looked upon from an outsider who has a distinctly established cultural lens, these normal every day practices can be misinterpreted and misrepresented. The simple practice of brushing one’s teeth can be described by an outsider as a ritual that involves inserting hog hairs along with magical substances into the mouth in a series of…

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    each week for a few hours at a time. I characteristically follow a routine/informal ritual each and every time I enter the dojo. For the purpose of this field study I will be observing everyone else while following this informal ritual. My normal routine goes as follows: I walk into the door and immediately bow; Bowing upon entering the dojo is a formal ritual and shows respect to my Master (This formal ritual also establishes her as the dominant role in the dojo). Directly after bowing I take…

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    great emphasis in the metaphysical, rituals, and festivals. The traditions are considered above all else in the community. It is the ritual in which the horseman has the obligation to follow the king to the afterlife(suicide) that was crucial for the sake of the community to maintain unity and balance of the earth to prevent the curse of the king. However, because of the preventative measures taken place by the British authorities such as Simon Pilkings, the ritual was not able to be fulfilled.…

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    spaces from earthly materials. The Olmecs also established a very advanced drainage system and a social organization with an emphasis on religious symbolism. These accomplishments served as a base for later cultures and their beliefs, structure, and rituals. The Classic period is considered the peak of the Maya civilization, it is remembered as a time where they had distinctive writing and calendric systems, and amazing architecture with pyramids, palaces, and ball courts. “Recent studies…

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    Egyptians most common sacrifice was the ox. They would sacrifice both adult and calves of the male sex. They would not include female oxen in sacrifice rituals as they believed them to be sacred to Isis. Depending on the god being worshiped, goats were sacrificed over sheep and vice versa. Not much written text has been found about Greek rituals, but the most common known is about animal sacrifice. The Greeks often sacrificed "pigs, sheep, goats or cows and always the same sex as the god."…

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    Blindly following society’s norms can lead to consequences that negatively affect the lives of the followers. Shirley Jackson’s The Lottery begins with a focus on the villagers gathering for a lottery. The people begin to wonder where Tessie Hutchinson is who shows up late. Once the lottery begins, Mr. Hutchinson draws the marked paper leading to Tessie being chosen. She attempts to reason with the people claiming “it isn’t fair” (Jackson 6), however the villagers ignore her pleas and attack…

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    participated in that were religious in nature included the consumption of peyote in order to receive visions, the smoking of the pipe, sitting in a vision pit, and partaking in the Sun Dance ceremony. The Sun Dance is an example of a religious ritual. The Sun Dance is a ritual in which participants dance and “pierce their flesh with skewers…

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    CONTEXT- All-India Congress had just ratified the Quit India resolution, India was at a tipping point in terms of freedom from British imperialism, the time was optimal for mobilizing public opinion in favor of freedom. AUDIENCE-Gandhi’s speech, “Quit India”, given on August 1942 in Bombay was geared towards an Indian population, oppressed by British rule (Manas). Gandhi spoke to all social groups in India in this speech, however he selectively addressed the Muslims and Hindus. In fact, a…

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    The Ayahuasca is the hallucinogenic drink made from two separate plants in the Amazon. In the Ayahuasca, is the psychoactive drug DMT, which is the reason for the psychedelic effects. The shaman is an important presence within the ritual and is someone, “who mediate between people and supernatural beings and forces” (201). In the case of the natives from the amazon, their shaman is the one who can both make, and administer the Ayahuasca. These shamans drink the Ayahuasca with others…

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